Tremmel to retire

After 6 years as Health Commissioner of Richland Public Health, Martin Tremmel has announced his retirement at the end of January 2020. Throughout his tenure, Tremmel has lead Richland Public Health through a period of growth and transformation. One of the brightest...

Prescription Drug Take Back Day

Washington, D.C. — The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and more than 4,200 national, tribal, and community law enforcement partners will hold another National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, October 26. Americans can take their pills (no...
Ohio Tobacco 21 Law Starts

Ohio Tobacco 21 Law Starts

OHIO’S TOBACCO 21 LAW TAKE EFFECT OCTOBER 17, 2019 Richland County, OH — Ohio’s new “Tobacco 21” law takes effect today, raising the age to purchase cigarettes, other tobacco products and alternative nicotine products such as e-cigarettes and vaping products from 18...
Safe Trick or Treat Halloween Tips

Safe Trick or Treat Halloween Tips

Nationally, more than 44 million children will be out trick-or-treating over the Halloween dates stretching from October 21 through October 31. Richland Public Health is sharing the following information about Halloween safety to help adults keep kids out of the...
Children’s Environmental Health Day

Children’s Environmental Health Day

OCTOBER 10 IS CHILDREN’S ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH DAY October 10 is National Children’s Environmental Health Day, a day to bring awareness to making sure all children live and play in the healthiest environment possible. Today’s children face an epidemic of illnesses and...
Fall Hike for Health

Fall Hike for Health

2019 FALL HIKE FOR HEALTH IS OCTOBER 19 Richland County, OH — Richland Public Health’s annual “Fall Hike for Health” is Saturday, October 19, at Malabar Farm State Park and Gorman Nature Center in Mansfield. The fall hikes are in their 19th year at Malabar Farm...
Deer Vehicle Crashes

Deer Vehicle Crashes

DEER-VEHICLE COLLISIONS INCREASE IN THE FALL Richland County, OH — Ohio drivers beware. Your risk of colliding with deer increases in October, according to officials at the Ohio Department of Public Safety (ODPS) and the Ohio State Highway Patrol (OSHP). The increased...
Flu Clinics

Flu Clinics

Richland Public Health Flu Vaccine Clinics, October 24 and 30 Mansfield, OH — Richland Public Health  recommends everyone age 6 months and older get an influenza (“flu”) vaccine. This recommendation follows Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)...
Child Passenger Safety Week

Child Passenger Safety Week

Every day in America, millions of parents and caregivers travel with children in their vehicles. While some children are buckled in properly in the correct car seats for their ages and sizes – most are not, if they are buckled up at all. According to the U.S....
AARP Driver Safety Class

AARP Driver Safety Class

The AARP Driver Safety Program, sponsored by Richland Public Health, will have a class on Wednesday. November 13. The class will be in the Main Branch of the Mnasfield-Richland County Library, 43 W. 3rd Street, Mansfield. The AARP Driver Safety Program is the nation’s...